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Big blast hits Croatia's second-biggest city, 5 injured: Local media

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Big blast hits Croatia's second-biggest city, 5 injured: Local media

- A huge explosion shook the city of Split in Croatia, injuring at least five people, according to local media. A Croat news website reported that the blast took place in Ameropa Grain Terminal, damaging grain silos in the Vranjic area of city's north port, and injuring five workers — three of whom are in critical condition. The news site quoted hospital sources as saying that some of the workers sustained life-threatening injuries

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Kalinic rocket keeps Croatia in driving seat - Football

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Kalinic rocket keeps Croatia in driving seat - Football

- ZAGREB (Reuters) - Croatia stayed top of World Cup qualifying Group I after a superb first-half goal by striker Nikola Kalinic gave them a 1-0 home win over Ukraine in an action-packed game on Friday. The result left the Croatians on top of their group with 13 points from five games, three ahead of second-placed Iceland who moved one place up after a 2-1 win in Kosovo

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Croatia fans return to the stadium after hooliganism bans - Football

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Croatia fans return to the stadium after hooliganism bans - Football

- ZAGREB (Reuters) - Croatia will play to their first full home crowd at a competitive match for almost two and a half years this week, in a World Cup qualifier which coach Ante Cacic hopes will show his side has healthy support. Hooliganism meant fans were banned from several home matches - the last time they had a full home crowd was in a 6-0 win over Azerbaijan in October 2014 - but Friday's clash against Ukraine will give them a chance to refute claims that Croatians are not fond of the national side

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Immigration Department set to deport grandmother who arrived in Australia as a two-year-old

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Immigration Department set to deport grandmother who arrived in Australia as a two-year-old

- A Brisbane grandmother who has lived in Australia for 50 years is set to be deported after Assistant Minister for Immigration Alex Hawke denied her permission to stay in the country. Maryanne Caric has not left Australia since she arrived with her parents as a two-year-old from the then Republic of Yugoslavia, and does not speak Croatian. On March 1, Ms Caric, a convicted drug offender detained in Sydney's Villawood detention centre, was handed deportation papers

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Croatians charged over 'racial insult' to US actor Jamie Foxx

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Croatians charged over 'racial insult' to US actor Jamie Foxx

- ZAGREB (AFP) - Two Croatian men have been charged with violating public order, a judge said Thursday (Feb 23), after they allegedly racially insulted Oscar-winning US actor Jamie Foxx. The 49-year-old star is currently in Croatia's southern resort of Dubrovnik shooting a new adaptation of Robin Hood, in which he portrays Little John. But he was the victim of a racist slur in a local restaurant on Sunday evening, Croatian

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Jamie Foxx 'called n-word by two thugs in racist attack' in Croatian restaurant

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Jamie Foxx 'called n-word by two thugs in racist attack' in Croatian restaurant

- JAMIE Foxx has revealed footage of his reaction after claiming to have been racially abused during a trip to Croatia. The Django Unchained star, who is in Dubrovnik filming for his next movie, was eating in a posh restaurant when the alleged shocking attack occurred. Foxx posted a video of the aftermath to his Instagram page – which has since been deleted – revealing in comments that two men had

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Jamie Foxx target of alleged racial slur in Croatia

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Jamie Foxx target of alleged racial slur in Croatia

- DUBROVNIK, Croatia — Croatian police have filed disorderly conduct charges against two people who allegedly used a racial slur to insult Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx in a restaurant. Police said they acted after receiving reports Sunday of “particularly arrogant and rude” insults made against restaurant guests, including “one of the guests on racial grounds.” The police statement did not name Foxx as the target, but the actor briefly posted comments

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Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx target of racial slur in Croatia

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Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx target of racial slur in Croatia

- DUBROVNIK, Croatia — Croatian police have filed disorderly conduct charges against two people who allegedly used a racial slur to insult Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx in a restaurant. Police said they acted after receiving reports Sunday of "particularly arrogant and rude" insults made against restaurant guests, including "one of the guests on racial grounds." The police statement did not name Foxx as the target, but the actor briefly posted

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Davis Cup Roundup: Great Britain progress in unusual fashion over Canada; Spain edge Croatia; rain halts Argentina

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Davis Cup Roundup: Great Britain progress in unusual fashion over Canada; Spain edge Croatia; rain halts Argentina

- Britain was defaulted into the Davis Cup quarter-finals, while Spain edged Croatia to advance and defending champion Argentina battled Italy into a decisive fifth match at a rain-hit tie. Canada’s Denis Shapovalov hit chair umpire Arnaud Gabas in the face with a ball and was defaulted in the deciding match, handing Britain’s Kyle Edmund a 6-3 6-4 2-1 triumph and giving Britain a 3-2 victory in the first round tie

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  • Croatian police prevent nationalists from disrupting play
    Croatian police prevent nationalists from disrupting play

    , siouxcityjournal.com

    SPLIT, Croatia (AP) — Croatian police have intervened to stop a group of extreme nationalists from disrupting a controversial play that contains scenes of nudity and rape. Oliver Frljic's "Our violence and Your Violence" deals with Europe's refugee crisis and has been denounced by the Catholic church and previously also by Muslims. Carrying a banner reading "Satan, leave our city," about a dozen right-wing supporters Monday chanted extremist slogans and sang nationalist songs inside the theater in the coastal town of Split before police pushed them out

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  • Kalinic rocket keeps Croatia in driving seat - Football
    Kalinic rocket keeps Croatia in driving seat - Football

    , thestar.com.my

    ZAGREB (Reuters) - Croatia stayed top of World Cup qualifying Group I after a superb first-half goal by striker Nikola Kalinic gave them a 1-0 home win over Ukraine in an action-packed game on Friday. The result left the Croatians on top of their group with 13 points from five games, three ahead of second-placed Iceland who moved one place up after a 2-1 win in Kosovo

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  • Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx target of racial slur in Croatia
    Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx target of racial slur in Croatia

    , bostonherald.com

    DUBROVNIK, Croatia — Croatian police have filed disorderly conduct charges against two people who allegedly used a racial slur to insult Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx in a restaurant. Police said they acted after receiving reports Sunday of "particularly arrogant and rude" insults made against restaurant guests, including "one of the guests on racial grounds." The police statement did not name Foxx as the target, but the actor briefly posted

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  • Longer jail term sought for Bosnian Croat official
    Longer jail term sought for Bosnian Croat official

    , aljazeera.com

    Prosecutors have urged UN war crimes judges to impose a 40-year jail term on a former Bosnian Croat politician, denouncing his initial 25-year sentence as inadequate for "massive" crimes committed in the Bosnian war. In imposing its original sentence on Jadranko Prlic in 2013 "the chamber abused its discretion", prosecutor Barbara Goy told the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia on Tuesday

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